For those of you who haven’t yet had the privilege, meet Max. Max came to us one year ago, as a 16-yr old, high school sophomore who, quite simply, was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
An aspiring collegiate baseball player, even those closest to Max advised him not to attend select talent showcases out of fear that college coaches would write him off entirely at first sight.
It was around this time, too, that Max’s physician began using words like, “overweight,” “pre-diabetic,” and “type II diabetes.” This is scary stuff for anyone, much less a 16-yr old high school athlete with a whole lot of life ahead of him.
It was then that Max made a decision that has, since, altered the course of his life. Max bought in. Max bought into our suggested way of eating, he worked his butt off with us in the studio nearly everyday, and, ultimately, elected to take control of his own health and put it in his hands once and for all.
The results? Well, we think the pictures below speak for themselves, but in the first eight months of joining Live Clean, Max lost a total of 75lbs. and, in the last four months, has packed on 20lbs. of lean muscle!
Max, you an inspiration in every sense of the word, and the very essence of Live Clean’s daily mission. Max, we are so proud of you and could effuse about your accomplishments and the way you carry yourself forever, but we think you said it better than we ever could.
Take a look below as Max highlights some of his journey over the past year and his decision to, ultimately, take control of his own health once and for all!
“One year ago today, I made a decision. I was sick and tired of putting up with my body as well as my declining overall health. I was physically at my ultimate low. I weighed 230lbs. I had little to no energy, constant pain everywhere from all the weight I was carrying around, and I was on my way towards type II diabetes. Change was much overdue.
I threw out all of my unhealthy eating habits, went to the Live Clean everyday, and worked my ass off. I completely cut out all pro-inflammatory foods such as grains, dairy, refined sugars, sweeteners, and all things processed. I went completely “clean” with my eating habits, and I went on the high fat path. This was the best decision that I have ever made. In eight months, I have been able to lose a total of 75lbs., and in the last four months, I have put on 20lbs. of pure, lean muscle.
Today, I am in the best shape of my life. Everyday is another opportunity to learn something new and be the happiest and healthiest I can be. Through this entire rollercoaster of a journey, full of ups and downs, I have met many new people, created so many new relationships, but, most importantly, I have learned so much about myself. I have learned so many things that I will forever be thankful for.
There were always moments where I wanted to give up and accept where, and who, I was. But, I never gave up. I had a goal, and I was going to make it happen no matter what. If you have a dream, go get it. If someone else can accomplish his or her dream, why can’t you? Never let someone’s opinion of you tear you down. Use that as fuel.
I now have many new goals. I want to continue my baseball career into college and study fitness and nutrition. More than anything else though, I want to inspire people. I want people to know that their goals are, not only possible but, attainable. I want to inspire people to take back control of their health and to live a happy and healthy life. I am truly blessed to be where I am today and I am the happiest I have ever been. I want nothing less for anyone else.
Take what God has given you, and live your life to its fullest. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, but the possibilities in life are endless!”